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Government and Society - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Profile Description

The School of Government and Society brings together academic staff, research fellows and doctoral researchers across the Social Sciences. The School is one of the leading UK and international centres for Politics, International Relations, International Development, Sociology and European Studies.

The school has postgraduate research opportunities in the following areas:

  • German Studies (Social Sciences) 
  • International Development 
  • Local Government Studies 
  • Political Science and International Studies 
  • Russian and East European Studies 
  • Sociology

The School comprises the:

International Development Department

The work of the International Development Department (IDD) is focused on poverty reduction through the development of effective governance systems.

Governance is the foundation upon which a country's political stability, economic success, conflict resolution, efficient service delivery and basic human rights rest. IDD staff are experts in governance issues for development.

More information about the International Development Department (IDD) is available here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/international-development/index.aspx

 

Institute of Local Government Studies

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading academic centre for research and teaching on democratic local governance and strategic public management.

We seek to enrich the world of local public service with up-to-date research evidence and innovative Ideas for making a positive difference for citizens and local communities.

More information about the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is available here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/local-government-studies/index.aspx

 

Department of Political Science and International Studies

The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

The Department inspires and enhances intellectual development and enthusiasm for learning in staff and students alike. It has enjoyed a consistently high place in the Guardian league tables, since these were first published in 2000. The Department also plays host to Sociology, the Institute of German Studies and the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES).

More information about the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) is available here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/centres/crees/index.aspx

 

Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Politics and International Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 47.07

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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